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After Dark set for the spotlight


The John Huddles apocalyptic sci-fi thriller After Dark will premiere on Blu-ray and DVD in Australia. Eagle Entertainment will release it September 10.

Set at an international school in Jakarta a philosophy teacher sets out a challenge for his class. Faced with an impending nuclear apocalypse, the group of twenty college students must determine which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race. The decision quickly turns deadly as each in the group turns against each other in a desperate fight for survival.

The cast features Sophie Lowe, Rhys Wakefield and James D'Arcy. Bonnie Wright, Daryl Sabara, Maia Mitchell also appear. After Dark, which screened at the Fantasy Film Festival, is the third feature from writer-director Huddles. Shot on location it takes in various parts of Indonesia including Belitung Island, Sumatra, Bromo in East Java and at the Prambanan and Sewu temples in the Central Java region.

The Hollywood Reporter calls After Dark an "ambitious teen-orientated fantasy," while the Village Voice describes it as a "shaggy dog story, but an intriguing and frequently beautiful one."